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Breckenridge lacrosse stumbles in home tourney

Ryan Slabaugh

BRECKENRIDGE – The Breckenridge lacrosse team found itself behind all day Saturday at the 2003 Quickstick Lacrosse Tournament. While it continued to battle back in both games, when the final whistle blew, it could only wonder how and why they lost.

Breck finished the day 0-2 in its pool and must win today if it wants any chance at the championship. Breck narrowly missed a win in the first game against the Mile High Club, 6-5.

In the second game, Breck found itself down 4-2 to a taller and bigger TIMET squad. In the second half, Zenas “Rock Star” Choy stole the ball and took it the length of the field, leading a 4-on-3 fast break. With a final juke and a flick of the wrist, Choy had his team back within one.

Four minutes later, Breck’s Pat Swope tied up the score. Everything, it seemed, was in Breck’s favor.

Then TIMET’s Troy Edwards scored his second goal of the game, swinging the momentum away from the home team. TIMET,a squad from Denver, also lost its earlier game, making the game a must-win for both teams.

“Either way, this game was a big improvement over last year when we had a bunch of guys on different levels from everywhere,” said Kraig Hamady, the team’s organizer. “Now, everyone, for the most part, is from Summit County and we have a lot more experience.”

TIMET broke the game open late in the second half, when Kent Lester completed a 4-0 run with his second goal of the game.

Then, like before, Breck rallied. Ferguson scored with six seconds left to cut the lead to two, but the game had already been won.

“This year, it’s pretty cool,” Hamady said. “We’re improving. We’re getting there. Our biggest weakness is that we haven’t played together that much.”

The goal of the game may have come from Swope. Down 4-3, Swope took a center-pass and attempted to slam it into the net. It didn’t quite work out that way. The ball came out high and soft, catching TIMET goalkeeper Todd Hendreks off guard. His attempt to swat the ball away failed, and, instead, he sent the ball into the goal.

“It was a changeup,” Swope joked.

Breck plays the Wicked Lacrosse squad today at 9 a.m. in the recreational division at Upper Blue Elementary School. The championship is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Upper Blue.

NOTES: Breck goalkeeper Karl Getschel made three nice saves early in the second half, when the game was close … Hamady is looking for players, especially from the middle school and high school for fall and spring leagues. Call him at (970) 389-0120.

Saturday’s results

Competitive Division

Rock-It Pocket 8, Spot 6

Team Gold Bond 9, Sopranos 3

Team Gold Bond 8, Spot 6

Sopranos 9, Rock-It Pocket 2

Recreational Division

Screamin’ Buddhas 5, QC LA 4

Breakaway Sports 8, Noxious Weed Eatin’ Goats 3

Screamin’ Buddhas 6, Noxious Weed Eatin’ Goats 3

Breakaway Sports, 8, QC LA 1

Mile High Club 6, Breckenridge LA 5

Wicked LA 12, TIMET 4

Wicked LA 11, Mile High Club 2

TIMET 8, Breckenridge LA 6

Sunday’s Schedule

Upper Blue Elementary School

9 a.m., Breckenridge LA vs. Wicked LA

10:15 a.m., TIMET vs. Mile High Club

11:30 a.m., Team Gold Bond vs Rock-It Pocket

12:45 p.m., First place Pool-2 vs. Second place Pool-1 (recreational)

2 p.m., Recreational championship

Kingdom Field

9 a.m., QC Lax vs. Noxious Weed Eatin’ Goats

10:15 a.m., Breakaway Sports vs. Screamin’ Buddhas

11:30 a.m., Spot vs. Sopranos

12:45 p.m., Frist place Pool-1 vs. Second place Pool-2 (recreational)

2 p.m., Competitive championship

Ryan Slabaugh can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext .257, or at rslabaugh@summitdaily.com.

BRECKENRIDGE – The Breckenridge lacrosse team found itself behind all day Saturday at the 2003 Quickstick Lacrosse Tournament. While it continued to battle back in both games, when the final whistle blew, it could only wonder how and why they lost.

Breck finished the day 0-2 in its pool and must win today if it wants any chance at the championship. Breck narrowly missed a win in the first game against the Mile High Club, 6-5.

In the second game, Breck found itself down 4-2 to a taller and bigger TIMET squad. In the second half, Zenas “Rock Star” Choy stole the ball and took it the length of the field, leading a 4-on-3 fast break. With a final juke and a flick of the wrist, Choy had his team back within one.

Four minutes later, Breck’s Pat Swope tied up the score. Everything, it seemed, was in Breck’s favor.

Then TIMET’s Troy Edwards scored his second goal of the game, swinging the momentum away from the home team. TIMET,a squad from Denver, also lost its earlier game, making the game a must-win for both teams.

“Either way, this game was a big improvement over last year when we had a bunch of guys on different levels from everywhere,” said Kraig Hamady, the team’s organizer. “Now, everyone, for the most part, is from Summit County and we have a lot more experience.”

TIMET broke the game open late in the second half, when Kent Lester completed a 4-0 run with his second goal of the game.

Then, like before, Breck rallied. Ferguson scored with six seconds left to cut the lead to two, but the game had already been won.

“This year, it’s pretty cool,” Hamady said. “We’re improving. We’re getting there. Our biggest weakness is that we haven’t played together that much.”

The goal of the game may have come from Swope. Down 4-3, Swope took a center-pass and attempted to slam it into the net. It didn’t quite work out that way. The ball came out high and soft, catching TIMET goalkeeper Todd Hendreks off guard. His attempt to swat the ball away failed, and, instead, he sent the ball into the goal.

“It was a changeup,” Swope joked.

Breck plays the Wicked Lacrosse squad today at 9 a.m. in the recreational division at Upper Blue Elementary School. The championship is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Upper Blue.

Notes: Breck goalkeeper Karl Getschel made three nice saves early in the second half, when the game was close … Hamady is looking for players, especially from the middle school and high school for fall and spring leagues. Call him at (970) 389-0120.

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Saturday’s results

Competitive Division

Rock-It Pocket 8, Spot 6

Team Gold Bond 9, Sopranos 3

Team Gold Bond 8, Spot 6

Sopranos 9, Rock-It Pocket 2

Recreational Division

Screamin’ Buddhas 5, QC LA 4

Breakaway Sports 8, Noxious Weed Eatin’ Goats 3

Screamin’ Buddhas 6, Noxious Weed Eatin’ Goats 3

Breakaway Sports, 8, QC LA 1

Mile High Club 6, Breckenridge LA 5

Wicked LA 12, TIMET 4

Wicked LA 11, Mile High Club 2

TIMET 8, Breckenridge LA 6

Sunday’s Schedule

Upper Blue Elementary School

9 a.m., Breckenridge LA vs. Wicked LA

10:15 a.m., TIMET vs. Mile High Club

11:30 a.m., Team Gold Bond vs Rock-It Pocket

12:45 p.m., First place Pool-2 vs. Second place Pool-1 (recreational)

2 p.m., Recreational championship

Kingdom Field

9 a.m., QC Lax vs. Noxious Weed Eatin’ Goats

10:15 a.m., Breakaway Sports vs. Screamin’ Buddhas

11:30 a.m., Spot vs. Sopranos

12:45 p.m., Frist place Pool-1 vs. Second place Pool-2 (recreational)

2 p.m., Competitive championship

Ryan Slabaugh can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext .257, or at rslabaugh@summitdaily.com.


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